Australian Stroke Coalition
Introducing the AuSDaT
The Australian Stroke Data Tool (AuSDaT) has been built to offer hospital clinicians in acute and rehab settings a single data collection tool for clinical monitoring in stroke care.
The AuSDaT was built to replace the existing National Stroke Audit tool and has been used since 2015 for national audits (alternative between acute and in-hospital rehabilitation services).
Further features now allow the AuSDaT to be used to collect patient data for the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry (AuSCR) and other stroke programs, including the Safe Implementation of Treatments in Stroke (SITS) and International Stroke Perfusion Imaging Registry (INSPIRE).
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The following documents are available to assist you with your data collection.
|National Stroke Data Dictionary||Underpinning AuSDaT is the National Stroke Data Dictionary (NSDD), which provides standardised definitions, coding and recording guidance for all data items collected in AuSDaT.||AuSDaT National Stroke Data Dictionary January 2019|
|AuSDaT policies and procedures||Outlines the policies and procedures governing the AuSDaT operation||AuSDaT Policies and Procedures 2018|
|AuSDaT fact sheet||General introductory information about the AuSDaT.||AuSDaT Introductory Fact Sheet|
For further information about the AuSDaT please contact Jot Ghuliani, AuSDaT Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (03) 9035 7125.
About the governance
The Australian Stroke Coalition (ASC) is overseeing the project as part of wider aim to improve data and quality for stroke in Australia. The tool development was led by the Stroke Foundation in partnership with The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health and the two international data registries SITS & INSPIRE, and with contributions from three time-limited (research) data programs: Thrombolysis Implementation in Stroke (TIPS) trial, the Victorian Stroke Telemedicine Program and the T3 Trial.
More about the AuSDaT benefits
The AuSDaT is a web-based tool that harmonises the collection and use of high quality and standardised data for patients hospitalised with stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA). Data can then be used to inform, monitor and improve pre-hospital, acute and rehabilitative care and outcomes for patients.
The new tool will bring the following benefits to stroke teams and hospital clinicians who are committed to collecting organisational and patient data for stroke, but who are often time poor:
- Single login to one tool that uses consistent data definitions and meets all data collection, monitoring and reporting needs;
- A significant reduction in data entry times by entering patient record data only once, and not separately, for each program;
- The capacity to focus on local performance monitoring in particular aspects of patient care for set periods of time to drive quality improvement; and
- Real-time web-based reporting of collected data to assess performance against NHMRC approved Clinical Guidelines; to benchmark other comparative hospitals and state and national averages; and to monitor improvement in patient care over time.